Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center !
USS New York
It was built with 24 tons
of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions
that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a
crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered
ashore by helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in
Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into
the molds on Sept 9, 2003 , "those big rough steelworkers treated it
with total re! verence ," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was
there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade
center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair
on my neck stood up." "It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he
said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to
The ship's motto? "Never Forget"
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